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date 30 Octombrie - 3 Noiembrie 2018, Timișoara

WKS Veterinary Anaesthesia School - Module I

AMVAC împreună cu VASTA (The Veterinary Anaesthesia School for Technicians and Veterinarians) organizează la facultatea de medicină veterinară din Timișoara primul modul al cursului de anestezie în perioada 30 octombrie - 3 noiembrie 2018.


The Veterinary Anaesthesia School for Technicians and Veterinarians was founded 2007 by Veterinary Anaesthesia Services International (VAS) in Switzerland. Due to ist extraordinary success, it is now expanding to Romania. The aim of the school is provision of a sound and well founded education in Anaesthesia to Veterinary Technicians and Veterinarians.

VASTA delivers a structured Continuing Education within a larger clinical context and is well inserted in the international network of Anaesthesia experts within ECVAA/AVA/AVTA. The growing VASTA family consists of VATs all over Europe and provides an exchange platform between trained Nurses and European Specialists in

Faculty and Staff

The main teachers is an an internationally recognized expert in Veterinary Anaesthesia, a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA) and the founder of VASTA, Dr. Peter Kronen, founder of VASTA.

He has vast experience with teaching, particularly VASTA in in it‘s 11th year now and expanding rapidly in a global fashion.


VASTA is an internationally recognized intensive course in Veterinary Anaesthesia structured in 6 weekend modules.

Contents of the modules comprises:

  • Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Anaesthetic Techniques
  • Pain Management
  • Equipmentology and Monitoring
  • Clinical Anaesthesia


The main focus of the course lays in the practical application of anaesthesia knowledge. We offer expertise and knowledge to personnel in veterinary practices and other institutions to help make anaesthesia and analgesia safer and better for animals in our care. The course contributes to improve professional handling and care during the surgical intervention and the perioperative period. The responsability stays with the veterinary surgeon.

Target Group

Veterinarians and Technicians in Veterinary Practices, Clinics and Research groups.

The maximal number of registrants is 20.


The 3 modules consist of theoretical and practical training procured in subject blocks. Each module expands over 5 days. The whole course is offered within one year and modules take place every two months. For missed modules, individual arrangements can be made. VASTA offers a complete course documentation to registrants plus additional information for each module.

Registrants have the possibility to engage in exchange with the whole European VATnetwork and the instructors directly in between the modules and after the course. For each module, there is a homework package provided to facilitate revision of topics of each module. Homework is corrected by VASTA faculty. The successful completion is mandatory for admission to the final examination.

Examination and Recognition

Once all 3 modules and respective homework have been completed, the courses can be concluded with an examination. Passing the exams, a certification as VAT (Veterinary Anaesthesia Technician) can be obtained –for AVA-members as a co-signed certificate.

VASTA is recognized and periodically reevaluated by AVA, IVAPM, AVTA, GST, VSTPA and VÖK.

Fees & Registration

  • Per Module: EUR 1.000
  • Examination: EUR 300

Fees include all materials and catering during the courses.

You can pay through bank transfer into our accounts listed bellow. Do not forget to mention payment details: event & your full name !

RON: RO09 BREL 0002 0007 7660 0101 Bank: Libra Bank
EUR: RO52 BREL 0002 0007 7660 0200 SWIFT: BRELROBU
USD: RO14 BREL 0002 0007 7660 0302 CIF: 18 855 877

More information can be obtained via email: or.cavma@eciffo


Day I - 30 october 2018
10:00 - 11:00
Registration & General introduction
11:00 - 11:30
Introduction into veterinary anaesthesia and its anchoring in veterinary medicine
11:30 - 12:15 Pre-anaesthestic evaluation
12:15 - 13:45
13:45 - 14:45 Lunch break
14:45 - 16:00 Premedication II
16:00 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 18:00 Anaesthetic risk
Day II - 31 october 2018
09:00 - 11:00
Anaesthetic induction
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 - 13:30 Anaesthetic induction II
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 - 16:00 Airways
16:00 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 17:30 General pharmacology
Day III - 1 november 2018
09:00 - 10:30
Repetition: drugs, practicals (dry lab): Intubation
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 12:00 Practicals (dry lab): Catheterisations
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:00 Anaesthesia maintenance: bascis
14:00 - 14:30 Anaesthesia maintenance: drugs
14:30 - 14:45 Coffee break
14:45 - 16:45 Anaesthesia maintenance: drugs II
16:45 - 18:00 Monitoring: clinical routine
Day IV - 2 november 2018
09:00 - 10:30
Monitoring: technical
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 12:30 Practicals (dry lab): Monitoring (EKG, SpO2, Capno, Blood pressure, Gases)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:30 Breathing systems
14:30 - 16:00 The anaesthesia machine
16:00 - 16:15 Monitoring: special
16:15 - 18:00 Intra-vs Extracellular Communication
Day V - 3 november 2018
08:30 - 15:00
Practicals: standard anaesthesias for dental cleaning / castrations etc in cats, dogs, rabbits

Cărți de specialitate
BSAVA - British Small Animal Veterinary AssociationBSAVA - Bursă de călătorie 2018

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